B/Biyahe: Postcard from Bataan

  As summer winds down, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations before we settle indoors. To wrap up this travel-hardy season, new nomad JM Sabariaga (@jm.sabriaga) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Bataan.  Story behind the snap:  “I like going to unfamiliar places that have breathtaking sceneries and inspire tranquility. Since its proximity […]

B/BIYAHE: Hostel Hopping in Manila

  BENCH BLOG hops across hostels in Manila and asks a couple of travelers what they’re loving local.   MNL Hostel  Hi Ashleigh and Rebecca! What brought you to the Philippines?  Ashleigh: We’ve been backpacking for five months already and some of the friends we’ve met while traveling have been here. They said the beaches […]

B/BIYAHE: Postcard from Punta Fuego

Through the summer, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations. Through this travel-hardy season, we field postcards from our favorite nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Rachel Halili (@rachelhalili) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Punta Fuego in Batangas.  Story behind the snap: “My dad’s friend was […]

B/Biyahe: Teraoka, a Family-Run Farm in Pangasinan

Raffy Teraoka Dacones was living what many millennials would consider a dream: pinballing around Tokyo as an interior designer. Amid furnishing the homes of strangers, however, the twentysomething yearned for another sense of home. Last year, he returned to his mom Annabelle’s homeland and with his parents, three brothers, and three sisters, helps run the […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Nasugbu

  As summer warms up our wanderlust, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations. Through the season, we field postcards from our favorite nomads: travelers who inspire travel through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Javy Cang sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Nasugbu, Batangas.   Story behind the snaps:  My […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Mt. Pulag

At the start of 2016, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations as a grand resolution. Through the year, we field postcards from our favorite new nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, nomadic couple Tin Bejar and Jason Chua send us #LoveLocal all the way from Mt. Pulag in […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Mt. Batolusong

At the start of 2016, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations as a grand resolution. Through the month, we field postcards from our favorite new nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Lea Valenzuela and sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Mt. Batolusong in Tanay, Rizal.  […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Masungi

At the start of 2016, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations as a grand resolution. Through the month, we field postcards from our favorite new nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds.  This week, new nomad Paolo Cuarteron (@paocua) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from the Masungi Georeserve in […]